USAID RHITES Project Careers – Community Linkages Advisor at Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)




Organization: Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Project Name: USAID Regional
Health Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project
(RHITES)
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Uganda
About US:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) seeks to end pediatric HIV/AIDS
through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment programs. We are a
global leader in the fight against pediatric HIV and AIDS, working in 15
countries and at 7,000 sites around the world to prevent the transmission of
HIV to children, and to help those already infected. Today, because of the
highly successful work of the Foundation and its partners over the last 25
years, pediatric AIDS has been virtually eliminated in the United States and
new infections in children have declined by 58% worldwide. EGPAF Uganda Country
program is currently implementing a number of projects in partnership with
various donors.
About USAID RHITES Project:
The Elizabeth
Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) implements the USAID Regional Health
Integration to Enhance Health Services in the South West Uganda Project (RHITES)
whose aim is to increase the availability, accessibility and quality of
integrated health services including HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment;
maternal, neonatal and child health services; family planning; nutrition
assessment, counseling support; malaria prevention and treatment and other
primary carer services.
Job Summary: The Community
Linkages Advisor will offer technical and program oversight and direction in
the areas of linking the community and facilities in the regional integrated health
program (HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition, family planning, and maternal,
neonatal and child health care). The job holder will provide leadership and
technical guidance in the development and implementation of activities that
facilitate linkage between and within communities and health facilities under
the leadership of the Director Community linkages and Demand creation. The
incumbent will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities
implemented by sub-partner in charge of community linkages and civil society
organizations (CSOs) that are part of the project implementation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Take lead in the strengthening the existing referral
network model that facilitates linkages between different service delivery
points to create an orchestra of interlinked community to facility health care
service delivery in the project area.
·        
Offer technical oversight and coordinate the
activities of the sub-partners and CSOs that are sub granted as part of the
integrated health service delivery project.
·        
Offer assistance, mentoring and capacity building at
the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise
including but not limited to
·        
Identify and collaborate with agencies/organizations
implementing community-based activities
·        
Provide technical guidance to support the linking of
health facilities, CBOs and communities
·        
Develop/adapt evidence-based training materials, job
aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials needed
for implementation of community mobilization, referral and linkage activities
·        
Integrate project within DHMT framework
·        
Provide technical guidance to health workers,
Linkage facilitators, VHTs and partners on comprehensive integrated technical
support related to referral and linkages
·        
Work in liaison with District Health Educators and
Community Development Office to strengthen community based structures that will
create demand for HIV/AIDS care, treatment, Nutrition, SMC, MNCH, malaria and
PMTCT and TB/HIV services; and also act as a major platform for referrals and
linkages to enhance access to these services.
·        
Actively participate in identification, training and
support supervision of the Village Health Teams (VHTs)
·        
Organize and facilitate periodic reviews of
community HIV/AIDS, MNH/SRH/FP, Malaria and Nutrition activities at the health
center level, as well as linkages to care, with the involvement of VHTs,
community representatives, health center staff and members of the DHMT
·        
Strengthen the performance management and capacity
building mechanism for community resource persons and peer educators that the
project engages to implement the integrated project. Support peer educator
follow-up and supportive supervision to community health workers.
·        
Coordinate and support linkage facilitators and
other psychosocial support groups including Arial clubs and family support
groups to efficiently and effectively execute their roles and responsibilities
in the community and health facilities.
·        
Participate in district level planning and implementation
with the DMHT and stakeholders; provide information and feedback from field
level observations to facilitate follow up actions by the district
·        
Offer technical direction, capacity-building and
supervision to CBOs, NGOs, VHTs and other stakeholders/partners in community
health, including the involvement of youth and men
·        
Work with all sub partners and other technical
advisors to successfully integrate MNCH, SRH, FP, HIV, nutrition, and
water/sanitation interventions with the delivery of other health services at
the community level.
·        
Contribute to the development of project annual and
quarterly work plans and budgets and ensure that the community mobilization and
linkages component is well represented.
·        
Strengthen documentation of referrals and linkages
for different services within the integrated project to ensure a continuum of
care and response.
·        
Document best practices at community level and
within the referral and linkage system in form of case studies, success stories
and abstracts; and share at designated forums at district level, project and
national level.
·        
Work closely with the QI advisors to adopt the use
of quality improvement approaches in referral and linkage system and other
community activities with an aim of strengthening continuum of care.
·        
Work in liaison with the Monitoring and Evaluation
team ensure that data collected is accurate and valid and captures process and
outcome indicators.
·        
Prepare and ensure timely submission of quality
monthly, quarterly, semiannual and
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s
degree in Social Sciences or Community Development or Community Health or
Nursing.
·        
Possession of a post graduate in Public Health,
Sociology or Community Health would be an added advantage
·        
At least five years’ experience in community work
with experience gained through serving within a government institution or NGO
with proven ability to coordinate activities of different stakeholders at
district and or sub national level.
·        
Five years’ experience training community health
workers and/or CBOs in MNCH, Nutrition, Malaria, HIV and TB interventions
·        
Previous experience building capacity at individual
and organizational levels;
·        
Skill in at least two or more of the following
technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, performance and
quality improvement, psychosocial support, and integrating health service
delivery into community structures.
·        
Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical
capacity in national programs and technical staff
·        
Excellent written and verbal communication or
interpersonal skills is a must.
·        
Excellent analytical skills and ability to support a
cross section of frontline health workers
·        
Ability and willingness to travel within the
supported districts in northern Uganda
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
to this address;
The Country
Director, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF), Plot 18A Kyadondo
Road, Nakasero, P.O. Box 21127, Kampala, Uganda
E-mail to:
UgandaRecruitment@pedaids.org
Deadline: 14th December 2015

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